Posted By Eric Ethington (Author) on March 29, 2011
Indiana – The Senate just finished voting this afternoon to create a constitutional amendment which bans not only same sex marriage, but also civil unions and anything else which could possibly be misconstrued as being “similar to marriage.” Vote passed 40-10.
After several months of debate, the State Senate has finally sided with bigotry and hated. Although gay marriage is already illegal in Indiana, the legislature is claiming that they are worried judges may overturn the current ban. If a constitutional amendment is passed, then a state judge won’t have the power to do change that.
Fortunately, Indiana is a state which requires that constitutional amendments not only be passed by the House and the Senate once, but again in 2014 when a separately-elected legislature has been voted in. And even then it would have to go to a citizen vote.